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20 February 2015
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Food and Fitness

Who Needs Exercise?

As well as a balanced diet it is important to exercise to help the body stay healthy and fit.

Children should have an hour of some sort of exercise a day, like walking, running, playing football, skate boarding, dancing or swimming. However, this should to be built up gradually, starting with 30 minutes of exercise a day. You can split the 30 minutes into three, ten minute chunks. This way you can fit it in round your other daily activities.
Listen to Maxine’s interview with Senior Community Dietician, Grainne McMacken - North West Belfast Health & Social Services.
Exercise Makes Us Stronger and Fitter

It helps the body by:
  • strengthening the heart
  • expanding the lungs
  • preventing getting over-weight
  • boosting energy, making us feel less tired
  • making us feel better and happier
  • improving fitness and making us perform better
  • helping waste products leave the body quicker
  • helping us sleep better
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